Nordic Summer Nights

Concerts at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated

Let Royal Northern Sinfonia transport you to the land of the midnight sun and immerse yourself in the toe-tapping dance rhythms, evocative sounds of nature and wonderful string writing of Nordic music. Welcome to Nordic Summer Nights…

Important Information
Online and Ticket Office sales close at 5pm the day before each concert. But don’t worry – there will be tickets on the door for every concert. If you select Hold at Ticket Office, your tickets will be available for collection from the venue.

Programme Change
Due to illness, our musicians will no longer be able to perform Grieg’s ‘String Quartet in F’ in our Ponteland or Sage Two Concerts (3rd and 4th August). It will instead be replaced by Mozart’s Oboe Quartet.

Alnwick – Cullercoats – Hexham – Darlington – Rothbury – Carlisle – Sunderland – Corbridge – Ponteland – Ushaw – Sage Two


Sibelius 2

Tristan Gurney director/violin

Sibelius Andante Festivo
Nielsen Serenata in Vano
Svendsen Romance for violin and orchestra
Nielsen Little Suite for Strings
Sibelius arr. Farrington Symphony No.2

Alnwick 20 July | Cullercoats 21 July | Rothbury 24 July | Darlington 25 July

Sibelius 5

Tristan Gurney director/violin
Richard Martin trumpet

Sibelius En Saga Septet
Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies
Larsson Trumpet Concertino
Sibelius arr. Farrington Symphony No.5

Hexham 31 July | Cullercoats 1 August | Alnwick 3 August | Darlington 4 August


Bradley Creswick director/violin

Grieg Holberg Suite
Hameenniemi Concerto for Violin and Strings
Rautavaara Pelimannit (‘The Fiddlers’)
Sibelius Quartet in D minor Op.56 ‘Voces Intimae’ arr. String Orchestra

Carlisle 25 July | Alnwick 26 July | Sunderland 27 July | Ushaw 28 July (2.30pm)

Nordic Chamber Nights 1

Mozart Flute Quartet No.3
Nielsen Wind Quintet
Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat
Nielsen String Quartet No.1

Sage Two 19 July (8pm) | Corbridge 20 July

Nordic Chamber Nights 2

Rasmussen Wind Quintet in F
Magnus Lindberg Arabesques
Grieg Quartet in F
Nielsen Serenata in Vano
Berwald Grand Septet in B flat

Sage Two 3 Aug (8pm) | Ponteland 4 August


  • Sibelius 2, Sibelius 5 and ScandiStrings; £15, Under 18s £5
  • Nordic Chamber Nights 1 & 2; £13.50, Under 18s £5

Concert dates and programmes by venue

St Michael’s Church, Alnwick, Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LY
Sibelius 2 (20 Jul), ScandiStrings (26 Jul), Sibelius 5 (3 Aug)

St George’s Church, Cullercoats, 1 Beverley Terrace, North Shields NE30 4NT
Sibelius 2 (21 July), Sibelius 5 (1 Aug)

Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB
Sibelius 5 (31 Jul)

St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington, DL1 5QG
Sibelius 2 (25 Jul), Sibelius 5 (4 Aug)

All Saints Church, Rothbury, Church Street, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7UP
Sibelius 2 (24 Jul)

St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle, Blackfriars St, Carlisle CA3 8UF
ScandiStrings (25 Jul)

Sunderland Minster, 309 High St W, Sunderland SR1 3ET
ScandiStrings (27 Jul)

St Andrew’s Church, Corbridge, Market Pl, Corbridge NE45 5DW
Nordic Chamber Nights 1 (20 Jul)

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Thornhill Rd, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9PZ
Nordic Chamber Nights 2 (4 Aug)

St Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 9RH
ScandiStrings (28 Jul 2.30pm)

Sage Gateshead
Sage Two, Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR
Nordic Chamber Nights 1 (19 Jul 8pm), Nordic Chamber Nights 2 (3 Aug 8pm)

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

This season we are celebrating Royal Northern Sinfonia’s 60th birthday! Here’s what we have in store at Sage Gateshead and beyond. Classical Subscriptions On Sale 17 May 2018 Single Tickets On Sale 9 June 2018

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